Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 768.5
Severe birth asphyxia
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • ICD-9-CM 768.5 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 768.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
768.5 Excludes
Applies To
  • Birth asphyxia with neurologic involvement
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 768.5 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 768.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P84 Other problems with newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 768.5:
  • Anoxia 799.02
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • newborn 768.9
      • with neurologic involvement 768.5
      • blue 768.6
      • livida 768.6
      • mild or moderate 768.6
      • pallida 768.5
      • severe 768.5
      • white 768.5
  • Hypoxia (see also Anoxia) 799.02
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 768.5 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.